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Mikhail Kuzmin And Italian Commedia Dell'arte
An analysis of the life and writings of Mikhail Kuzmin and Italian commedia dell'arte.
# 99000 | 983 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Oct 28, 2007 in Music Studies (World Music) , Music Studies (History)

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This paper analyzes early twentieth-century Russian theater and cabaret. It focuses on the work of writer, poet and playwright Mikhail Kuzmin and Italian commedia dell'arte. It provides a background of Kusmin's life and focuses on the impact of his homosexuality in his writing. The paper then describes some of his works and critics' analyses of them.

Table of Contents:
Kuzmin (writer, poet, playwright) Russia's First Openly Gay Writer
The Entire Life of the People Lived Out in the Theatre
Integration of Elements of Commedia and Reality
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The unleashed sexuality, the brewing revolution, and the overall societal shift during this period of time resulted in vivid displays of contention of the present political system at this time in Russia. Masses flooded the theaters and the theaters took to the streets as a revolutionary spirit moved in and among all in the Russian society, inciting rebellion against the status quo and in the dramatic displays in the artistic events and movement of that time period that was the driver of and to a great extent of the progression of the revolution that took place in Russian in the early twentieth century."
"Artists were given prominence among scholars and politicians however, only for a moment of time as post-Revolution thought exhibited little appreciation of those who provided such fire and energy propelling the revolution forward. The post-Revolution period witnessed the work of Kuzmin "falling out of favor with the Communists, and Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), in the work entitled: "Literature and Revolution" (1924) labeled the work of Kuzmin as "disreputable and useless." (Clayton, nd )"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kon, Igor S. (2004) Russia - International Encyclopedia of Sexuality. Online available at: http://www.indiana.edu/~kinsey/ccies/ru.php.
  • Clayton, John Douglas (nd) Pierrot in Petrograd: The Commedia Dell'arte/Balagan in Twentieth-century Russian Theatre" Google Books online available at: http://books.google.com/books?id=TGmmYPpLTCsC&pg=PA101&lpg=PA101&dq=mikhail+kuzmin+russian+theatre+masquerades&source=web&ots=Q-9nfnqouV&sig=hgu1FbFva4g7wXbuZXCTECOk4jw#PPA18,M1
  • Von Geldern, James (1993) Bolshevik Festivals, 1917-1920. University of California Press 1993. Berkeley, Los Angeles, Oxford. The Regent of the University of California.
  • Green, Michael (1977) The Russian Symbolist Theater: Some Connections. Pacific Coast Philology, Vol. 12, Oct,. 1977.
  • Malmstad, JE (1977-1978), "Mixail Kuzmin. A Chronicle of His Life and Times", Sobranie stikhov, vol. 3., Munich: Fink Verlag, pages 9-319.

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